Three US states vote to legalise sports betting

Citizens in the three states will soon be able to legally place bets on sporting events.
Citizens in the three states will soon be able to legally place bets on sporting events.

There are now 25 state’s that have legalised sports betting after Louisiana, Maryland and South Dakota voted in its favour.

US.- Voters in Louisiana, Maryland and South Dakota backed sports betting on their November ballots, meaning citizens in the three states will soon be able to legally place bets on sporting events.

In Louisiana, 55 out of 64 of the state’s parishes voted in favour of sports betting. A coalition of sports betting supporters under the name of Louisiana Wins campaigned for a yes vote in months leading up to the ballot.

In Maryland, 66.2 per cent of voters stood in favour of sports betting, and is now waiting for the legislature to develop a regulating framework.

Finally, in South Dakota, 58.5 per cent voted to legalise sports betting in the city of Deadwood in the West of the state. Deadwood is currently the only territory in the state which offers legal gambling products, and sports betting will now be added to its list.

There are now 25 US state’s that have legalised sports betting, and it is currently operational in 19 states and Washington D.C.

The growing landscape is a result of a 2018 US Supreme Court Ruling which gave individual state’s the power to legalise sports betting within their own territories.